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Stand

I've cut a corner on a hand made stand. Should I feel guilty? I've made adaptations, but I still bagged it on ebay.

Dry Run

It would appear that we have a bike. It's all very lovely, but there is still a ton to do. The supports and pannier carriers are perhaps...

Missing Jigs

The further down this road I go the more I can see into the future and the future is jigs. A piece of pre drilled flat is all very well,...

Checks

After every stage the frame gets a check for square and a cold forming if required, which is most of the time. What strikes me is how...

Frame Jig Joy

This Bicycle Academy Frame Jig really is pleasure to behold and use. I wish I had more time to get the mitres perfect, but I do have a...

Forks (Take 2)

Ceeway got the replacement parts to me by the next day, which was impressive. I wasted no time in knocking up another wooden jig. I'd...

Fork Bending à la Geller

Here are my alterations. A notched block of oak with 10mm bar set to receive the dropout securely clamped to the pipe bender and a token...

More Heat

So, it turns out that the frame jig wouldn't play ball, even after many hours of trying. Fortunately, Tom, of Bicycle Academy fame, had a...

First Heat

Brazed the crown onto the steering tube, cleaned up and then cut the crown race seat. It's so satisfying, a bit of accuracy.

Workhaus Site Bounty

A benefit of having access to a wood shop is a goodly supply of tube clamps. These are drilled through cubes of ash, bandsawn down the...

The Set Up

Waiting for the frame jig to be sorted at least gave me time to sort out other tools I was going to need. Here are a couple of bars...

Pipes

You may have guessed, I'm not particularly diligent when it comes to blogging. It’s more like the diary I kept for my entire 13th year....

The 'Retül' System

I'm torn. I'd like to win the lottery and buy every tool, jig and contraption known to man while at the same time I love the fact that a...

On Pause

It appears that the eagle might have a poorly limb. As I understand it, the manufacturers skipped one part of the process on one part of...

Kick Off

Hello and welcome to Workhaus Bikes. The eagle has landed. I first became aware of this bike frame jig when I saw the prototype on The...

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